Photo-a-Day (Monday, 17th March, 2014)
The Old Rectory
I really like this taken through the arch, and it looks quite misty.
Love the way you've framed that Thomas.
What a wonderful composition this is. I have heard it said that cameras do not produce Art, this one does. Thank so much for all the pictures on here.
Lovely picture Thomas...a nice natural frame....cheers!!
That's lovely, and something I've never seen, despite living in Wigan all my life.
LOVE IT. What is this used for now.... ??? I want to go have a closer look. Well done Tom .. it's a great photo, thankyou.
My dad took some pics of the inside a while back.il haft to try and big them out.
Beautiful picture Thonas.Love the archway frame.
Sadly it all looks rather neglected. Does anyone live there? The roof doesnt look so good.So sad when lovely buildings and grounds are left like this.
Thank you for the kind comments. Many people don't know where this house is situated, along New Market Street just past the newly re sighted wheel ,opposite to Tudor House , and Hallgate . It used to be the home of The Rector of Wigan, but is now derelict , I don't know if it will be possible to save it. I going to a Save Wigan meting tomorrow evening ,I'll make some enquires from people who are more knowledgable then me. If I get an update I will post it on this photo after the meeting.
It's true name is "Wigan Hall". the clue is that it's directly opposite Hallgate.
the Rector had an apartment there, & Mr Hopwood Sayer the longest serving Coroner in England at the time, also lived there up to retirement..
Another lovely building hopefully not going to waste. Remember going to confirmation classes there when Malcolm Forrest was the rector.
I made some enquiries about The Hall,rebuilt 1875, it seems its on the market including The Lodge for £850,000, althogh it may have come down in price. If you go on to Save Wigan and put in Wigan Rectory or Wigan Hall there is a short video
I would love to go and wander around here but the gates are always closed . . .